Events & Festivals

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Skamania County Community Events and Recreation is proud to present the following community events: whether your interest is music, recreation, agriculture or family fun - we have an event for you. Our events feature exciting entertainment, quality vendors, and fabulous food.

Below we have listed events that Skamania County produces, as well as though we sponsor through cooperative partnerships. Please consider stopping in and enjoying the quality entertainment we provide!

Please call 509-427-3980 for more information or email

Community Events and Recreation is dedicated to providing our community with a variety of activities throughout the year.  Below is a quick link to our festivals, camps and offerings found in Skamania County

Events and Festivals:

Skamania County Fair and Timber Carnival 
The original “Free-gate” fair in the Northwest includes lots of daily livestock and horse shows, animals, 4-H fun, delicious food, and a treasure of still life exhibits. Don’t miss exciting entertainment, contests, demonstrations in the Exhibit Hall and the annual parade, timber carnival, market sale, and firework displays.

Columbia Gorge Bluegrass Festival 
The premier bluegrass festival in the Northwest!  Come enjoy national and regional bands, good food, dances and more.

Blues and Brews Festival
This event is managed by the Skamania County Chamber of Commerce and it provided to you as a resource to find this amazing event.  Please follow the link for more information.

Country Chic Vintage Sale 
This is an event unlike your average craft bazaar.  It features a blend of new and old: Vintage, rustic, recycled, handmade and new.  Junk lovers, antique lovers, as well as bazaar and home shoppers will find something at this show.

Community Garage Sale 
Needing to clear out some space in your home or garage or looking for an antique or a deal? Skamania County holds an annual garage sale in April.  We house the vendors in a dry, warm building, so no matter the weather we have you covered.

Christmas in the Gorge
Also run by our Skamania Chamber of Commerce it includes the Starlight Parade, Arts and Crafts Bazaar, Community events, Business open houses, Nativity displays, many more activities.

Christmas Basket Program
The Skamania County Christmas Basket Fund was first established in 1980 and to this day continues to provide holiday food baskets to 300 plus families in our community.  Volunteers are needed to continue this tradition of service.  Please email if you are interested in volunteering.